- Boxerman, Burton "The St. Louis Jewish Coordinating Council: Its Formative Years."
Missouri Historical Review 65 (October 1970): 51-71.
- Collins, Arthur L. "The Anti-Masonic Movement in Early Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 39 (October 1944): 45-52.
- Keathley, Clarence R., and Donna M. Ham "4-H Club Work in Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 71 (January 1977): 193-203.
- Morrow, Lynn "Before Bass Pro: St. Louis Sporting Clubs on the Gasconade River."
Missouri Historical Review 99 (October 2004): 1-23.
"St. Louis Tourist-Sportsmen: Urban Clubs in the Wetlands."
Missouri Historical Review 97 (October 2002): 20-42.
- Sachs, Howard F. "Development of the Jewish Community of Kansas City, 1864-1908."
Missouri Historical Review 60 (April 1966): 350-60.
- Shepard, E. M. "Historical Activities of the Springfield, Missouri, University Club."
Missouri Historical Review 22 (July 1928): 502-510.
"Missouri Day" Program for Missouri Club Women."
Missouri Historical Society 9 (July 1915): 241-247.
- Sweeney, Michael. "Fateful Bargain: Race, Money, and Politics in the Origins and Development of Kansas City's Paseo YMCA."
Missouri Historical Review 112, no. 3 (April 2018): 189-206.
Many of the State Historical Society’s holdings are included in Merlin, the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses. The State Historical Society holds books on social and fraternal organizations in Missouri. Some materials can be found by searching the subject term “social organizations” or “fraternal organization.” It is most effective to search for the specific organization you are actively studying such as The Boy Scouts of America, 4-H, or a particular fraternity or sorority.
Social and fraternal organizations include many different organizations such as social and civic service organizations and fraternal groups. The State Historical Society of Missouri's Historic Missourians website has an entire category dedicated to leaders and activists, featuring biographies complete with images, artifacts, and primary sources.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s manuscript collections include social and civic service organizations and fraternal groups such as Kiwanis clubs, Lions clubs, and Rotary clubs, and Masonic lodges. These collections preserve the history of these organizations and demonstrate their impact within the state. The collections include the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Orient of St. Louis Convocations, the 140th F Club Records, and the Boonslick Kiwanis Club, Columbia, Missouri Records.